The Digital Gender Gap in HealthCare: Progress, Challenges, and Policy Implications

Musizvingoza, Ronald and Handforth, Calum (2021). The Digital Gender Gap in HealthCare: Progress, Challenges, and Policy Implications. United Nations University International Institute for Global Health.

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    Author Musizvingoza, Ronald
    Handforth, Calum
    Editor Mishra, Vidisha
    Lopes, Claudia A.
    Title The Digital Gender Gap in HealthCare: Progress, Challenges, and Policy Implications
    Publication Date 2021-12-08
    Place of Publication Kuala Lumpur
    Publisher United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
    Pages 9
    Language eng
    Abstract The digital gender gap, if left unaddressed, has the potential to exacerbate existing health inequities. Closing the digital gender gap requires a multifaceted approach to address all the intersectional inequalities faced by women and girls from diverse backgrounds. This entails finding ways and solutions how to include women and girls in the design of digital health interventions. Recommendations: • Understand and address the harmful gender norms, practices, and stereotypes that hinder women’s safe and meaningful use of digital technology. • Establish more inclusive and gender-responsive education and digital training that focus on the specific needs of women. • Develop laws, policies, and strategies that support women to stay online including laws to protect online rights, and prevent cyberbullying and sexual harassment. • Ensure the collection of gender-disaggregated data on the digital gender gap – considering other intersectional factors – to inform policy and business decisions that seek to close the digital gender gap.
    UNBIS Thesaurus HEALTH
    GENDER
    Keyword Digital
    Gap
    HealthCare
    Progress
    Challenges
    Policy
    Implications
    Copyright Holder United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
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